Dancing Figure (Camellia)

by Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965)

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Dancing Figure (Camellia) by Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965)

Original Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965) Japanese Woodblock Print
Dancing Figure (Camellia)

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Kaoru Kawano - Kaoru Kawano's richly detailed prints feature simplified forms and layers of pattern in subtle colors to build a textured appearance. His use of the negative white of the paper creates a strong contrast against the backgrounds, producing a striking effect. Many of his designs incorporate the strong wood grain impression of the blocks. Favorite subjects include young girls and birds. His beautiful designs are a great choice for a collector interested in modern Japanese woodblocks.

Comments - Special detail - Mica on the obi, kimono lining, collar, and hair ornaments.
Signed - Kaoru Kawanu in pencil within image at lower right

Artist - Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965)

Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Small crease at corner.

Dancing Figure (Camellia) by Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965)
Dancing Figure (Camellia) by Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965)

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